Configure the taskbar in Windows 7

Control thumbnail preview
When hovering the mouse over an application in the taskbar, then it will display a small thumbnail image of the application window.

Create this DWORD key to control the delay before showing the thumbnail:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software \Microsoft \Windows \CurrentVersion \Explorer \Advanced]
ThumbnailLivePreviewHoverTime = 50 (Time in miliseconds)

Note by setting it to a very high value, then it will seem like the application thumbnail is disabled.
Control live preview
When hovering the mouse over an application in the taskbar then it will display a live preview of the whole window (Aka. Aero Peek).

Create this DWORD key to control the delay before showing the live preview:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software \Microsoft \Windows \CurrentVersion \Explorer \Advanced]
ExtendedUIHoverTime = 200 (Time in miliseconds - Default 400 ms)

Note by setting it to a very high value, then it will seem like the application preview is disabled.

Credits WinGeek.com

Updated: 21 October 2009

Comments:

  1. Mary Motley says:

    I don't know much about computers. Are there any instructions to help a dumb dumb?

    Thanks.

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